College Walkers Make Strides for Breast Cancer AwarenessDate Released: October 19, 2017
More than 400 people participated in the 18th-annual Morehouse College Breast Cancer Awareness Walk recently to raise funds to support research and medical care for the disease. Walkers traveled nearly three miles around the Atlanta University Center in what organizers consider to be the College’s largest breast cancer awareness Walk since 2013, said Co-Chair Mary Peaks.
The annual event takes place in October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society—Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, as well as the Pink Frog Foundation Inc. Tickets were $15 for students and $25 for others.
“African-American women are more prone to breast cancer than any other women,” said Peaks. “We don’t understand why, but I believe if it’s caught early, we have a much better survival rate.”
The Walk traditionally follows a brunch, which this year took place Friday, Oct. 6, and included free concert tickets. That concert, the sixth-annual Pink Frog Affair, an evening of poetry, music, and dance, featured gospel artist Brian Courtney Wilson.
In addition to a concert ticket, each Walk participant received a T-shirt, breast cancer awareness pin, and breast cancer awareness wristband.
Students from the Morehouse Department of Kinesiology, Sports Studies and Physical Education, served as volunteers for this year’s Walk. First Lady Kirstyn Martin, the wife of Interim President Harold Martin Jr., spoke at the event and walked with her twins, Harold III and Serena.
Last Modified: October 19, 2017, 17:10 PM, by: Kara Walker